Polygons

2016

These small-scale gouache paintings consider the emotional resonance of human relationships and how they become inextricably linked with the places where they flourish or whither.

Geometric forms have the look of logic – rational, ascetic – and here they are allegories for interpersonal interactions. Elements of landscape and still life reflect on how places become familiar, accruing meaning as they provide context for lived experiences. Created more than a decade after moving to Oregon, these works are an homage to my origins in the red-hued Mojave desert and the journey, often fraught, that led me to find my home in the verdurous Pacific Northwest.